Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women and Notes on Media

Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble Some Things About Women and Notes on Media Two classic collections of Nora Ephron s uproarious essays tackling everything from feminism to the media from politics to beauty products with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit now available

  • Title: Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women and Notes on Media
  • Author: Nora Ephron
  • ISBN: 9780385367356
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Audio
  • Two classic collections of Nora Ephron s uproarious essays tackling everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit now available in one book for the first time This edition brings together some of Ephron s most famous writing on a generation of women and men who helped shape the way we live now, andTwo classic collections of Nora Ephron s uproarious essays tackling everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit now available in one book for the first time This edition brings together some of Ephron s most famous writing on a generation of women and men who helped shape the way we live now, and on events ranging from the Watergate scandal to the Pillsbury Bake Off In these sharp, hilariously entertaining, and vividly observed pieces, Ephron illuminates an era with wicked honesty and insight From the famous A Few Words About Breasts to important pieces on her time working for the New York Post and Gourmet Magazine, these essays show Ephron at her very best.

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    About “Nora Ephron

    • Nora Ephron

      Nora Ephron was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, and blogger.She was best known for her romantic comedies and is a triple nominee for the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle She sometimes wrote with her sister, Delia Ephron.



    762 thoughts on “Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women and Notes on Media

    • I'm really confused by the reviews of this collection here on GoodReads; the idea that these essays are "dated" just because they were written in the 70s is a pretty ridiculous notion. Nora is writing about women's issues that are still completely relevant today from the objectification of women in media to the expectations of wives and mothers (and the expectation that women "need" to be wives and mothers at all not to mention everything in the media section still being eerily easy to relate to [...]


    • Don't understand the negativity about this book elsewhere on Good Reads. Ephron writes about women and the media in the 1970s giving us a witty, contemporary take on everything from Watergate to the feuds between various feminist factions. It's first rate social history. Not the short, witty personal essays of her final years but great stuff nonetheless.


    • Audiobook I have read another reviewer mentioning they thought there would be more humor in this - there is humor but a lot of the essays/columns are political which isn't that funny. The essays/columns were a clear look at her side of some of the huge events during the 1970s which was interesting to me because I was ages 9-16, old enough to remember most of these events. The section that was most interesting was about the Women's Movement which I new peripherally about but this got into the nit [...]


    • This collection of short pieces is my first foray into Ephron's writing. While I found most of the pieces entertaining, Crazy Salad does suffer from being dated. A lot of the politicians and journalists mentioned were before my time. I got bored enough of names with no faces that I mostly skimmed the Scribble Scribble section.


    • Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women and Notes on Media (Vintage) - Nora Ephron  Having recently read Crazy Salad again, I didn't feel like I needed to give it another go. But I have never read Scribble Scribble. So, that was great.Ephron started a s a journalist, and I think that training informs her essays. They are personal, they are reflective, but they are also about something real, not just aimless musing.Quality writing, often amusing, and still vital and fresh.Libr [...]


    • Well, I got through Crazy Salad, but not Scribble, scribble. Crazy Salad had many articles on the first wave women's movement, how those women got along, changing roles for women, etc. Those essays and Ephron's comments on her own experience of her gender, I think, make interesting reading regardless of the passage of time. As most of the essays were timely, it depends on what you are interested in reading--her writing ranges from her beginnings to the NY Post, to Watergate, to the Miami Social [...]


    • I love Nora Ephron's writing. She is witty, perceptive, and skilled in her craft. I enjoyed the first half of the collection--Crazy Salad--more than the second--Scribble Scribble. I couldn't put the book down at first when reading about events that shaped our world in the 70's regarding women, politics, and politicians' personal and professional lives. I found that the second half of the book dragged a little, and I had to muscle my way through several of the essays not because they weren't conc [...]


    • I got this because it apparently reprints part of Scribble Scribble (this book itself seems to be the electronic edition of Crazy Salad Plus Nine, eight pieces from the earlier book plus an uncollected essay), which is really hard to find, but is often praised as Ephron's most hard-hitting nonfiction collection -- probably not a coincidenceA No, apparently this e-book reprints all of both Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble. Good for Vintage.


    • This book is compromised of essays written in the 1970s, and some of it manages to be surprisingly timeless, particular the parts of Crazy Salad that appear earlier in this book. However much of it is also very dated and covers people and events I've never heard of it and didn't take an interest in through her essays.


    • Even though her essays were from the 70s many issues are still relevant today (sadly). I also learned a lot about our culture and history. For example, did you know that there was a reality tv show about the Loud family in the 70s?!? Every day I was googling something new. However, Nora isn't just reporting history but giving an insightful interruption of events, movements, and people.


    • This book, needless to say, is composed of two collections of articles penned by the late, great Nora Ephron. The pieces from the books Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women and Scribble, Scribble: Notes on the Media were originally published in magazines, mostly in Esquire and in the 1970s, and are gathered in this omnibus for their third outing.The pieces in Scribble Scribble seem to have weathered better than those in Crazy Salad. I'm tempted to believe that that's because I was a journalist a [...]


    • I loved Nora Ephron long before I knew she had this other life prior to When Harry Met Sally and every other beloved romcom. I feel as if she invented romantic comedies. And her recent books made the aging process, if not palatable, at least something I could laugh about. So when I picked up this collection of stories I was somewhat let down-they weren’t what I consider her signature humor-until I began to think of them as a time capsule and maybe a bit of a history lesson of social events. Ye [...]


    • I've owned this book for a few years but eventually opted to listen to the audiobook. It's 2 collections in one, and both are comprised of articles she wrote for newspapers and magazines. I prefer her collections hat were written as essays for a book (I Remember Nothing and I Feel Bad About My Neck). Crazy Salad has a lot of work around second wave feminism, which was interesting to visit at this point in time, along with a lot of magazine features and book reviews from the early 70s, many of wh [...]


    • I checked this out as an audio book at the local library (cds). I thought the short stories would be great for driving around town. I only made it through "Crazy Salad" and returned it. I was expecting more of Ephron's remarkable humor and wit, but just found the essays to be uninviting and unengaging. Most are a serious critique of the Nixon administration, couched in women's liberation rhetoric. I'm sympathetic to the women's liberation movement (and even teach women's studies, for God's sake) [...]


    • An interesting collection of (mostly dated) essays from 1972-1974. Some revealing anecdotes about the women’s liberation movement and its struggles, the politics of education at an exclusive female college (Wellesley), some personal essays about body image (breasts, or not having any), some political ones (Nixon-era), the porn industry (Deep Throat), - or was that another Nixon story?, some stories about people in the entertainment news, whom I never heard about, feminine hygiene products, etc [...]


    • 4 stars Crazy Salad/ 3 to Scribble Scribble. Women's movement, insider political/journalist life in DC, changing trends of media are central themes in the essays compiled here. While written in 70s, I found it surprising how some of them highlight the circular nature of these things or how some issues have never changed. Others were boring or filled with name dropping that is no longer current, therefore making them easy to skim over. As a female, I think reading Crazy Salad should be required f [...]


    • Book club choice but so glad it was chosen. Brilliant - Nora Ephron had such a wonderful insight to the world, people, politics. Although known for her wit, she also had incredible morals and beliefs in what the country is and could be. I knew of her mainly from her movie scripts, and the humorous I Feel Bad about My Neck so this was a big surprise.The writings were all from the 1970s - I was just a new teen back then so even though I knew some of what she was writing about, I didn't understand [...]


    • This is a collection of articles that Ephron wrote in the 70s. They are not the humorous Ephron that I had become familiar with. They are good journalism - for the time. It did take me back through times that we both lived, bringing to mind many names and situations that had developed a lot of dust on in my memory.




    • Oooph, I have some thoughts.1) Yup, there is some dated thoughts in here and the last essay in Crazy Salad is terrible on many levels, and very anti-transgender; I like to think if the author were alive now or when the reprint happened they would have chosen to eliminate that essay from the collection. Which brings us to the next issue this was reprinted because Ephron had passed away and the author of these essays was not allowed to edit her work. 2) There are some gems in here and worth readin [...]


    • I’ve always been a fan of Nora Ephon’s movies, but I’d never read her opinion pieces before. I loved these collections of her shrewd, funny columns from the 1970s on women (Crazy Salad) and on the media (Scribble Scribble). The columns from the early 1970s about women and the women’s movement are surprisingly undated, which I suppose is both a wonderful testimony to Ms. Ephron’s ability to see the heart of a thing rather than just express the opinion of the moment — and also a less w [...]


    • I love anything Nora Ephron: her movies, her wit, her writing. Yet I found myself dredging through this book more so than any other time with her writings. I feel as if she's constantly making the same point in this book: sardonic tones to prove how superior she feels to people and situations. As an outsider looking in to the history of social media and socialist movements and realizing I was born after the events in the book, I found myself rolling my eyes at the humorless tales and unkind way [...]


    • These books were written in the 60's and 70's but it feels so contemporary, or at times prescient. I love Nora Ephron, I'm late to her work, and now feel really disappointed that I wasn't able to appreciate her fabulous observations when she was still with us. Anyway, looks like I've got plenty to look forward to - might make be spending the rest of the year sourcing her work.


    • I love Ephron, but I didn't love this as much as her other work. Could be because I listened to the audiobook rather than reading these essays as they were meant to be read. It could be that I prefer her as comic writer rather than journalistic writer. In either case, I preferred I Feel Bad About My Neck. So there.


    • Like most essay collections some of these essays I loved and would give 5 stars, others were okay and a few were over my head. I enjoyed the Crazy Salad portion of this book way more then Scribble Scribble.


    • I love Nora Ephron and her writing here is great but I just could not get into these outdated long form pieces. In some ways they’re fascinating like a strange time capsule but in others just dull. Her other compilations from her later years are much better in my humble opinion.


    • This was an interesting read. Very much like taking a series of short time travel field trips into late 1970's East Coast journalism. Nora Ephron's journalism is pithy and engaging, much like her screenplays.


    • This was a colletion of Nora's columns for her newspaper days. From 1972 to 1975 or 76.I was not really interested in any of the topics, but that was my fault, not Nora's.


    • Really loved Crazy Salad, was less compelled by the subject matter of Scribble Scribble but found the last chapter, Enough, extremely relevant and consistent with my gripes about media today.


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